TABLE 2-6 Checklist of Research Animal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Yes

No

Is the species to be transported a live, warm-blooded animal other than a bird or an animal of the genus Rattus or Mus?

Comply with AWA regulations.

Subject to inspection by USDA.

No action required

Is the species (or its tissues or products) to be imported or exported considered wildlife (including all CITES-listed species and nonhuman primates)?

Obtain FWS permits, consult: http://www.fws.gov/permits/applicationmain.shtml

Comply with CDC Foreign Quarantine Regulations.

Comply with IATA LARs.

Subject to inspection by FWS.

No action required

Is the species (or its tissues or products) to be transported (exported, imported, or interstate trade) listed as threatened or endangered by FWS?

Consult: http://www.fws.gov/endangered.

Obtain FWS permits, consult: http://www.fws.gov/permits/applicationmain.shtml

Subject to inspection by FWS.

Comply with IATA LARs.

No action required

Is an animal or its products wild-caught, listed under CITES as an Appendix I species, and being transported internationally?

Consult: http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html.

Obtain importation and exportation permits from the appropriate countries.

Obtain FWS permits, consult: http://www.fws.gov/permits/applicationmain.shtml

Subject to inspection by FWS.

No action required

Is an animal or its products to be transported internationally and

  • listed under CITES as an Appendix II species

OR

  • a captive-born animal and listed under CITES as an Appendix I species?

Consult: http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html.

Obtain export permit from country of export.

Obtain FWS permits, consult: http://www.fws.gov/permits/applicationmain.shtml

Subject to inspection by FWS.

No action required

Is the species to be imported a dog or cat?

Dogs require proof of rabies vaccination.

Subject to inspection by CDC.

No action required



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